11/19/2019 10:00 pm – Caligari FilmBühne

Australia 2019 102 min English original version

by Richard Lowenstein

Script: Richard Lowenstein, DoP: Andrew de Groot, Editors: Richard Lowenstein, Lynn-Maree Milburn, Tayler Martin, Music: Warren Ellis, Inxs, Kylie Minogue & Nick Cave, Michael Hutchence, Producers: Maya Gnyp, John Battsek, with: Michael Hutchence, Kylie Minogue, Paula Yates

A powerfully intimate and insightful portrait of the internationally renowned INXS frontman, Michael Hutchence. Deftly woven from an extraordinary archive of rich imagery, Michael’s private home movies and those of his lovers, friends, and family, the film delves beneath the public persona of the charismatic “Rock God” and transports us through the looking glass to reveal a multifaceted, intensely sensitive and complex man. For an all too brief time, we revel in Michael’s Dionysian beauty and sensuality on stage and off. We listen to the range of his extraordinary voice and witness the charmed way he travels through life as he is propelled to world acclaim. But Michael struggled with the idea of success, the creative limits of pop stardom and how to express his integrity.

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Richard Lowenstein has directed and produced five feature films including STRIKEBOUND (1984), DOGS IN SPACE (1986/2009), SAY A LITTLE PRAYER (1993), HE DIED WITH A FELAFEL IN HIS HAND (2001) and the feature documentary WE’RE LIVIN’ ON DOG FOOD (2009). He has also produced two award-winning satirical TV series for SBS, JOHN SAFRAN’S MUSIC JAMBOREE and JOHN SAFRAN VERSUS GOD as well as the documentary INTANGIBLE ASSET NUMBER 82. He is a partner in the Melbourne-based production company GHOST, and a partner in the feature film production company Fandango Australia Pty Ltd with producer Sue Murray. Lowenstein also produced and co-directed IN BOB WE TRUST, and co-directed AUTOLUMINESCENT: ROWLAND S HOWARD AND ECCO HOMO.

Luke Brawley
United Kingdom

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